Meet the Doctor
Natural Eyelid Surgery Atlanta
Dr. Mike Majmundar, double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, performs natural eyelid surgery for the residents of Atlanta, Sandy Springs and the surrounding communities in Georgia.
It has been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Many Americans feel the same, since over one hundred thousand men and women choose natural blepharoplasty every year to improve the appearance of their eyes. In 2006, natural blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, was the most commonly performed facial cosmetic surgical procedure in the country. Men represent 20% of the total.
Because of its thin skin, the eyes are one of the first areas to show aging, which can appear as early as the late twenties or early thirties. Excess eyelid skin and puffiness can make you look older, tired, or even angry. Heavy upper eyelids can also impair vision. Natural blepharoplasty can help remove ‘bags under the eyes’, improve dark circles if caused by puffiness, remove excess skin and bulging fat, and soften fine lines and wrinkles. Natural blepharoplasty results in a more youthful, refreshed appearance with younger, firmer eyes.
Is Natural Blepharoplasty Right For You?
As with all facial plastic surgery, good health and realistic expectations are prerequisites. During the pre-surgical consultation, you will be examined and asked questions regarding your vision, tear production, use of lenses, and your desires for surgery.
Natural blepharoplasty cannot improve a sagging eyebrow, crow’s feet, or dark circles caused by sun damage or hormonal changes. In fact, performing an upper lid natural blepharoplasty without addressing the sagging brow may worsen the appearance of the brow and pull the eyebrow down even more. Many times, your facial plastic surgeon may also recommend a brow lift or additional skin resurfacing to achieve the best results.
There are two types of natural blepharoplasty: upper lid and lower lid. Both can be performed under twilight or general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. In upper lid natural blepharoplasty, an incision is made in an upper lid crease in order to keep the scars as invisible as possible inside these natural folds. Excess overhanging skin and bulging fat are removed. Fine sutures are used to close the incisions, thereby minimizing the visibility of any scar. This results in a more defined lid crease and an open, refreshed appearance to the eye. Lower lid natural blepharoplasty can be performed in two ways. Most commonly, an external incision is made just below the eyelashes, and bulging fat and excess skin are removed before the incision is closed with fine sutures. Alternatively, an internal incision can be made on the inside of the lower eyelid, allowing removal of fat but not skin. This is more appropriate for younger patients who do not need redundant skin removed. The type of natural blepharoplasty you need depends on age, skin type, ethnic background, and degree of vision obstruction.
After the surgery, discomfort is controlled with ice packs and pain medicine. After the first 24 hours, most patients rely on Tylenol. You can also expect to have some swelling and bruising that will diminish, on average, 7 to 10 days after the procedure, but can easily be covered with make-up or sunglasses.
Anesthesia: IV sedation or general anesthesia
Procedure Length: 30 min. (Upper eyelids only)
1 ½ hours for both upper and lower eyelids.
Recovery: On average, 7-10 days.
We consult with hundreds of men and women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs and the surrounding communities in Georgia every month regarding their facial appearance, and the most common concern or fear is ‘looking pulled’ or ‘weird’.
At Northside Plastic Surgery, we specialize in surgical and nonsurgical procedures that achieve youthful and natural results. Our signature procedures, such as our Natural Facelift, Natural Brow Lift, or No Scar Rhinoplasty, are designed to result in a balanced, healthy, and natural contour.